Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Is liking knives a guy-thing?

UPDATE II: okay, I searched and fiddled. 
Embed their code, it works once, then fails. See new link below

Do women watch those knife-segments on channels like QVC, where you can get 275 knives for $79.99 (plus $300 shipping and handling)? I like it, but I'm a guy. I don't see my dear wife stopping mid-stride and saying "Wow, what a cool sword!"

Maybe it's just a guy-thing.

If so, this won't appeal to a significant segment of my readers. But I think it's cool, and... Hel-lo? Blog!

The embed code from CBS doesn't work. Try this link — sorry about any other images on the site. Full-screen the picture.

15 comments:

SandMan said...

I love that infomercial. I don't really have $80 to spare right now, and if I did I am pretty sure that 275 knives lying around the house would be the undoing my wife's generally good-nature (we have a pretty small house). I have buddies with whole rooms of their house dedicated to guns, and knives, and outdoor "trophies." The command not to covet starts to apply to my heart...um, yeah.

Trinian said...

Pretty sure the broken link is not your fault. I can't even load the video via the direct link on either Firefox or IE.

Denis said...

I can't see the video either, but yes, I'd say knives are definitely a guy thing.

I asked my wife for a new Leatherman for Christmas and the response was 'but you already have one of those.' Of course, I came back with the very logical 'but this one's different and cooler' in response :)

But, honestly, the 275 knives for $80 just doesn't sound appealing ... I can't see trusting any tool I paid 30 cents for.

DJP said...

Yeah, but they're quality items from Frost Cutlery!

Denis said...

Oh, I didn't realize that :)

GZimmy said...

You know, just like with anything else, you get what you pay for. A knife has to be of good quality or it isn't much good.

Kurt said...

I got a stainless steel sword from Frost Cutlery once. It didn't stand up to rigorous use, unfortunately. I guess you have to bite the bullet and get folded steel or something to get a really good sword for...erm..."reenactment."

SolaMommy said...

Having worked at Williams-Sonoma I can say that I do appreciate good quality knives. I actually asked for some new kitchen knives for Christmas last year :-) And I bought my husband a Gerber tool years ago...he uses it to fix things around the house, so it benefits me ;-)

Kim said...

I can't see the video, either, but I do like sharp knives for cooking. A good knife makes a huge difference. The last knife I bought was almost $100, but it was only one knife. I don't know as if the knives one sees on an infomercial are necessarily a good deal.

Rachael Starke said...

At my Phil's company, there are so many foodies in his group that the joke was that "What kind of knives do you use" needed to be an interview question. Global or Forscher would put you through to the next interview round. Frost Cutlery? Notsomuch. :)

My husband's favorite is this really big Forschner. He loves it because Forschner is the company which had OJ Simpson as one of its directors. I know, muy morbid. :)

Brad Williams said...

I can't verify at work.

What? You do stuff other than this? We don't pay you enough. It's criminal.

Rachael Starke said...

Oooooooh.

Watched it. Loved it. Thought I'd found the perfect present for Phil.

Until I saw the prices.

Sheesh.

Maybe he makes nail clippers too? I could prolly afford those.

threegirldad said...

Seconding Rachael's comment. $300 per inch?! Mr. Kramer is obviously very skilled and talented, but...zounds.

More power to him. Wish I could afford one.

Hey, wait! It isn't fair that I can't afford one while others can. I guess I'll just have to raise your taxes a bit to address this vital issue. I'm sure you'll understand.

~Mark said...

Those informercials RULE!! They are the only ones aside from tools and Billy Mays that can actually make me stop and watch! :)

Daryl said...

Love that video.

I'd love one of his knives too...but at $300/inch...

Actually, I think I'd be happy just to get a chance to hold and/or use one for a minute.